Our Vision:

Thriving American Cities

From Richmond, California, to Providence, Rhode Island, many cities across the nation continue to face significant economic challenges. These cities – and the people who live there – are essential to the nation’s economic future. With the right leaders, collaborating partners, new solutions and bold actions, these places and their people can achieve economic turnarounds and prosper.

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Planning & Implementation

We partner with elected local leaders in economically challenged communities to develop and implement recovery strategies.

Peer Learning

We facilitate opportunities for local leaders to connect and share insight, experience, and challenges with their peers in other cities.


We conduct research to provide local leaders and state and federal policymakers with information they need to adopt policies that foster economic revitalization in economically challenged cities.

Success Story

A Cross-Cutting Approach in Cleveland Heights

Cleveland Heights, Ohio is an inner ring suburb of 45,000 residents that has lost nearly 10% of its population since 2000. Working with the city manager, the Network provided advice on how the city could best facilitate redevelopment of a failing, privately-owned, 65-acre mall, practical support for better using technology and data to drive code enforcement, and a strategy for the launch of a partnership with a community development corporation to drive neighborhood revitalization.

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#ICYMI the @federalreserve significantly expanded its Municipal Liquidity Facility earlier this year, allowing larger #LocalGov, states, and other eligible bond issuing agencies to borrow if the #MuniBond market is not meeting needs: via @pewtrusts

The Municipal Liquidity Facility: How It Works

The Federal Reserve created the Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF) in April to address a sudden liquidity crisis in municipal markets that caused a sh...


Quite a handsome building, and doesn't look a day over 99. πŸ˜‰

Ending a years long vacant period, the restored Genesee County Savings Bank building will reopen this month as a @HiltonGardenInn, bringing more revenue and visitors to downtown @Cityof_Flint:

An iconic, historic building set to begin life anew as downtown Flint’s Hilton Garden Inn

“Awe.” “Appreciation.” Those are some of the responses the professionals involved with repurposing the former


This new toolkit offers multiple options for #LocalGov to keep our communities strong and adaptable as we continue to battle #Covid19. Have a look! by @hborys for @cnupublicsquare

Actions for rebuilding health and opportunity

A Pandemic Toolkit describes 22 actions that local governments can take to safely jumpstart their economies.


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